Tibet Tourist Destinations

Tibet Autonomous Region is located in the southwest frontier of China, southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Tibet is a beautiful, unique and mysterious region in China. Here has the world-famous Mount Everest, the world's largest canyon - Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, fascinating holy mountains and lakes... Tibet is one the most popular tourist destination in China and is probably the best place for those tourists who looking for the Tibetan Buddhist life style, culture, customs and different taste of natural scenery.

When speaking of Tibet, Lhasa is the one name that comes to visitors' mind immediately. As a capital of this region, Lhasa is the most eminent gateway into Tibet by air or train. Lhasa is the hottest and most-visited destination in Tibet. It is home to Potala Palace, a must-see site of Tibet tour. The other hot tourist destinations in Tibet include Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi, Nagqu, Chamdo and Ngari.

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Lhasa Travel Guide


Lhasa, whose name means 'the Land of Gods' in Tibetan is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Due to its sufficient sunshine annually, it is also famed as 'the Sunshine City'. It is the center of Tibet's political, economic, cultural and religious activities. Lhasa is a ancient city with its time-honored 1,300 years' history. It was called 'Luosha' or 'Luoxie' which mean 'dert-delivering-by-sheep' in the ancient times...

Shigatse Travel Guide


Shigatse, also named Xigatse, means 'the fertile land'. Covering an area of over 3875 square kilometers (about 1496 square miles), this frontier city is the second largest in Tibet. It sits in the plain at the confluence of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu Rivers, where Tibet's most fertile land is to be found. With some thirteen ethnic groups including Tibetan, Hui and Man, Shigatse is a typical living area for minority nationalities. The population of Shigatse City is 98,700 about 97% of which are Tibetan...

Shannan Travel Guide


Shannan Prefrecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located between 9014'E-9422'E and 2708"N-2947"N, at the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River south of the Kangdese Mountains-called the Nyainqentanglha Mountains on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is bounded by the capital city Lhasa to the north, Xigaze to the west, Nyingchi to the east and India and Bhutan to the south. With an area of 73,500 square kilometers, Shannan occupies one-fifteenth of the total area of the Tibet Autonomous Region...

Nyingchi Travel Guide


Nyingchi, "throne of the sun" in Tibetan, is located in southeast Tibet, where the Himalaya Mountains and Nyainqentanglha Mountains extend from west to east, like parallel huge dragons, to join the Hengduan Mountains in the east. It is adjacent to Yunan and Qamdo to the east and northeast, Naqu to the north, Lhasa to the west and Shannan to the southwest. It is a neighbor to India and Myanmar to the south with a border as long as 1,006.5 km...

Chamdo Travel Guide


Chamdo, population about 86.280 (1999)[1] in Kham in the eastern Tibet Autonomous Region, is Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).[2] It is located about 480km (as the crow flies) from Lhasa, on the road the distance covers 1120 km (southern route) or 1030 km (northern route).[3] It is at an altitude of 3,230 metres (10,600 ft) ...

Nagqu Travel Guide


Nagqu lies in the northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region at longitude 84o55 'E and latitude 29o55 '-36o30 'N. It neighbors chamdo in the east, Ngari in the west, Lhasa, Nyingchi and Shigatse in the south, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province in the north. It is embraced by the Tanggula, Nyainqentanglha and kangdese Mountains, and the snow-capped Dargo Mountain in the west and the Burgyi Mountain in the east, guarding the treasure land like two ferocious lions...

Ngari Travel Guide


Located in the western Tibet Autonomous Region, Ngari Prefecture borders India, Nepal and Indian Kashmir and is contiguous with Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, to the north and Xigaze, Tibet to the south. Ngari has a total area of 310,000 sq. kilometers, accounting for one forth of Tibet...